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Over 30 modern and ancient world languages taught by expert tutors!

Here at City Lit, we offer over 30 different language courses catering to all levels, from beginners to advanced — with both online and classroom formats. Our classes range from European languages such as FrenchGermanItalian and Spanish to Asian, African, and even Ancient and Classical languages. So what do you fancy learning? JapaneseKorean, Arabic, Russian, Classical Greek, Old English or British Sign Language — take your pick!

Our part time courses are designed to fit around your schedule, you'll find a suitable language class for you whether you would like to attend in the evening, daytime, or on weekends. We also offer short, intensive and fast-track courses if you need to learn in a hurry, as well as one-day workshops and taster language lessons.

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, you’ll receive the same great City Lit experience. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

Most languages taught at seven different levels and you can start anywhere from beginner to advanced. Our approach to learning is to teach you how to communicate effectively in real-life situations. We select content that is relevant to your needs. If you are a beginner, you will learn how to use the language as opposed to just repeating words and sentences as you would do with an app. We teach you to communicate rather than repeat. 

Use our self-assessment tool to help you choose the right course for your level.

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  1. Italian 2 listening skills
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Giacomo Fabbrini
    This skills-based course is for lower intermediate learners of Italian and aims to provide you with special training in how to listen more effectively to spoken Italian in a variety of different contexts. You'll also look at elements of Italian pronunciation to give you a better idea of how Italian is spoken.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £69.00 Concession £45.00
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  2. French beginners: small group
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Tue 1 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Julie Ricci
    Come and join this lively interactive short course for beginners, learning in a small group setting.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £249.00 Concession £249.00
  3. Italian beginners: small group
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Sabrina Cammarata
    Learn Italian at a rapid pace on this intensive course for complete beginners. With a maximum group size of 8 students, you will have plenty of opportunities to practise. Taught in Italian, the emphasis is on speaking and listening.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £149.00 Concession £149.00
  4. German 3 lower: Revive your intermediate German
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Wed 2 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Anna Rioland
    This course is suitable if you did GCSE, O Level or A level German some time ago and/ or would like to revive your intermediate German.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  5. French 1: Revisit your elementary French
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Magali Robert-Chung
    Come and join this lively interactive course to refresh your elementary French. After attending this course you will be able join a level 2 course in January.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £90.00
  6. French 5: Une petite histoire du métro parisien
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 3 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Frédéric Fournier
    Embarquez-vous dans cette virée du métro parisien qui vous permettra de découvrir la ville sous un autre angle, de station en station.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
  7. Arabic Regional Dialects-Egypt
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 5 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Micheline Antonian
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
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  8. French 4/5 : Cinq semaines, un livre: Le Chapeau de Mitterand
    ONLINE
    Course start date:  Mon 7 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Trista Selous
    Would you like to read a contemporary book in French? Join this class and delve into the world of a French author while simultaneously expanding your knowledge of vocabulary and appreciating a writing style.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £71.00
  9. Spanish beginners: module 1B
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 8 Nov 2022 (and 2 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street (other locations are available)

    Learn to speak Spanish on this short course for near beginners. Suitable if you have completed module 1A or if you have a very basic knowledge of the language (please check course outline for LS1111 to see what you should know already).
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £99.00 Concession £64.00
    Rating:
    80% of 100
  10. Spanish intermediate reading club
    Evening, ONLINE
    Course start date:  Thu 10 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Diego Iudicissa
    Do you have an intermediate level of Spanish and love reading? This short reading course would give you the opportunity of improving our Spanish through short Spanish and Latin-Americans' stories.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  11. Japanese: writing for beginners part 1
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Chikako Nakagawa
    Come and improve your knowledge of the basic Japanese writing system, Hiragana and Katakana. Suitable if you are studying Japanese at beginners level.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £49.00 Concession £49.00
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  12. Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Alaa Sonjoq
    This course forms one of a series of workshops which will equip you with the skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £19.00 Concession £19.00
    Rating:
    100% of 100
  13. French 2: focus on the future and conditional tenses
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Come and consolidate your knowledge of the future and the conditional tenses through interactive activities. Taught in French.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £19.00
  14. Japanese beginners intensive: module 2
    ONLINE, Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 12 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Tutors:  Kiyomi Unten
    Suitable if you have completed Japanese beginners intensive: module 1 or equivalent. Continue learning to speak Japanese, with the emphasis on developing your listening and speaking skills, as well as reading Hiragana.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £189.00 Senior fee £189.00 Concession £123.00
  15. Expressions familières et argotiques
    Course start date:  Tue 15 Nov 2022

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Sylviane Decrolière
    Vous regardez des films français, écoutez de la musique française, rencontrez de jeunes français et vous n’y pigez rien… pardon, n’y comprenez rien ! Démystifiez les expressions argotiques et familières et développez votre compréhension de la langue française et de sa culture.
    Full fee £69.00 Senior fee £55.00 Concession £45.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100

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